Period
to 19 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for Continuous Improvement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Continuous Improvement over the 6 months to 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Continual Improvement
England > North East
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 61 84
Rank change year-on-year +5 +23 -17
Contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement 46 90 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 3.76% 3.99% 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.39% 4.60% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 62 24
North East median daily rate £425 £369 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.25% +22.92% -24.78%
10th Percentile £358 £301 £250
90th Percentile £493 £500 £443
England median daily rate £463 £450 £428
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.26% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
North East median hourly rate £35.00 - £11.60
England median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50

Continuous Improvement is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,047 1,956 1,612
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 85.47% 86.66% 84.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 716 1,376 1,046
North East median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £261 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £536 £575
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 57 57
North East median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +32.35% -22.05%
10th Percentile £9.40 £10.18 £10.70
90th Percentile £46.70 £40.00 £28.75
England median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -3.64% +6.38% +17.50%

Continuous Improvement
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Continuous Improvement as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Continuous Improvement in the North East

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Continuous Improvement in the North East

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the North East over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Continuous Improvement in the North East

Continuous Improvement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Continuous Improvement in the North East

Continuous Improvement
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Continuous Improvement within the North East region over the 6 months to 19 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +14 39 £425 +13.33% 14
Durham -3 6 £375 +70.45% 4
Continuous Improvement
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Continuous Improvement also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North East region with a requirement for Continuous Improvement.

1 26 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (36.96%) Project Management
3 16 (34.78%) QA
4 13 (28.26%) Mentoring
4 13 (28.26%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (26.09%) Relational Database
5 12 (26.09%) NoSQL
5 12 (26.09%) Data Engineering
5 12 (26.09%) Degree
6 11 (23.91%) Data Management
6 11 (23.91%) Usability Testing
6 11 (23.91%) Customer Requirements
6 11 (23.91%) Strategic Thinking
6 11 (23.91%) Collaborative Working
7 10 (21.74%) Psychology
7 10 (21.74%) Market Research
7 10 (21.74%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (19.57%) SQL
8 9 (19.57%) Oracle
8 9 (19.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 9 (19.57%) Waterfall
9 8 (17.39%) Hortonworks
9 8 (17.39%) Cloudera
9 8 (17.39%) Coaching
9 8 (17.39%) Risk Management
9 8 (17.39%) Microsoft Excel
9 8 (17.39%) ETL
9 8 (17.39%) Data Analysis
10 7 (15.22%) Data Modelling
10 7 (15.22%) Microsoft

Continuous Improvement
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.35%) Confluence
2 2 (4.35%) NServiceBus
3 1 (2.17%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 8 (17.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (8.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (6.52%) MS Visio
5 1 (2.17%) InfoPath
5 1 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (26.09%) NoSQL
1 12 (26.09%) Relational Database
2 10 (21.74%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (8.70%) OLAP
3 4 (8.70%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (2.17%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.17%) HBase
4 1 (2.17%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.17%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Cucumber
1 2 (4.35%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.35%) JIRA
1 2 (4.35%) Selenium
1 2 (4.35%) WebDriver
2 1 (2.17%) ERwin
General
1 2 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (26.09%) Data Engineer
2 11 (23.91%) User Researcher
3 9 (19.57%) Developer
4 8 (17.39%) Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Business Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.52%) Architect
6 3 (6.52%) ETL Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Senior Data Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) .NET Developer
7 2 (4.35%) .NET Software Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Automation Tester
7 2 (4.35%) Azure Developer
7 2 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (4.35%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.35%) C# Software Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Lead Architect
7 2 (4.35%) Software Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) .NET
1 2 (4.35%) .NET Framework
1 2 (4.35%) AngularJS
1 2 (4.35%) CSS
1 2 (4.35%) Gherkin
1 2 (4.35%) HTML
1 2 (4.35%) RESTful
2 1 (2.17%) Angular 2
2 1 (2.17%) jQuery
2 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.26%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.87%) Blog
2 5 (10.87%) Management Information System
2 5 (10.87%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.17%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.17%) e-Learning
3 1 (2.17%) Renewable Energy
3 1 (2.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) Unix
2 3 (6.52%) Windows
3 1 (2.17%) Linux
3 1 (2.17%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (36.96%) Project Management
3 13 (28.26%) Mentoring
4 12 (26.09%) Data Engineering
5 11 (23.91%) Collaborative Working
5 11 (23.91%) Customer Requirements
5 11 (23.91%) Data Management
5 11 (23.91%) Strategic Thinking
5 11 (23.91%) Usability Testing
6 10 (21.74%) Market Research
6 10 (21.74%) Psychology
7 9 (19.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 9 (19.57%) Waterfall
8 8 (17.39%) Coaching
8 8 (17.39%) Data Analysis
8 8 (17.39%) ETL
8 8 (17.39%) Risk Management
9 7 (15.22%) Analytics
9 7 (15.22%) Data Modelling
10 6 (13.04%) Qualitative Research
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.57%) SQL
2 5 (10.87%) PL/SQL
2 5 (10.87%) Shell Script
3 4 (8.70%) VBA
4 3 (6.52%) Java
4 3 (6.52%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.35%) C#
5 2 (4.35%) Groovy
5 2 (4.35%) Scala
6 1 (2.17%) C
6 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.17%) Python
6 1 (2.17%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (26.09%) Degree
2 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared
3 5 (10.87%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.52%) ISEB
5 1 (2.17%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (34.78%) QA
2 4 (8.70%) SLA
3 2 (4.35%) PMO
4 1 (2.17%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 9 (19.57%) Oracle
2 8 (17.39%) Cloudera
2 8 (17.39%) Hortonworks
3 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
4 5 (10.87%) Informatica
4 5 (10.87%) SAP
5 4 (8.70%) Tableau
6 2 (4.35%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.17%) ServiceNow